United in sisterhood and ancestral strength: Latina women are powerful

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under OPINION

On Friday, October 12, 2018, fifty Latina leaders from across the state were recognized by the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan as the “2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan” at the Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in...

[read more]

Baxter's Threads Sewing Class proudly presents fourth Biennial Quilt Show

by (Baxter Communit...)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Baxter Community Center’s Threads Sewing Class proudly presents the fourth Biennial Quilt Show. This exclusive Quilt Show Event features excellent historical and personal stories. This year’s quilt show’s theme is “A...

[read more]

Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Lass Laugh Comedy Festival is coming to Dog Story Theater this May. Organized by Kristin Hirsch and Amy Gascon, Lass Laugh is a women's comedy festival making its debut with a full weekend to kick off the talents of women in comedy. A fantastic...

[read more]

Junior Achievement Girls' Dream Fair looks to inspire hundreds of middle schoolers

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

We have a growing nationwide STEM gender gap. Consider the following There has been a steep decline in the number of female graduates with computer science degrees over the past three decades. National surveys find that nearly two-thirds of...

[read more]

Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

by (KCAD)

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017, May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for...

[read more]

LadyFest GR 2017 is about dialogue and action

by (balexander)

Submitted 05-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For the longest time, social justice work felt like a calling. I felt compelled to tell my story to further debunk the myth that domestic violence looked the same and that the bruises that once covered my body were because of my own actions and not...

[read more]

Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event, titled “Persevere: An Evening of Protection and Poetry,” will take place on April 6 at The Well Being, and will feature an hour and a half of self-defense instruction, followed by readings and performances from four local...

[read more]

Catalyst Radio: GR Rally in Support of Women's March on Washington

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In this conversation, Jessica talks with Jack Woller about solidarity, the Women's March on Washington happening following the inauguration of Donald Drumpf, and the local rally at Fountain Street Church. The Grand Rapids Rally in Support of...

[read more]

Women, politics, Grand Rapids: a chat with Tami VandenBerg

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

Local business owner and force of nature Tami Vandenberg has never been one to be shy about the issues that matter most to her, which are often of a controversial nature. The co-owner of Grand Rapids’ much loved Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid...

[read more]

LadyfestGR to bring community together in celebration of local women

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

Saturday April 2nd marks the fifth annual LadyfestGR, hosted in the Heartside Neighborhood. A multifaceted event, those attending can expect to leave with knowledge surrounding buying local food on a budget, equity in neighborhoods, LGBT rights and...

[read more]